Tony Parker says he's open to joining new team, unsure if he'll remain with Spurs

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) dribbles and looks to pass around Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson (90) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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This offseason, the San Antonio Spurs will have to decide whether or not to re-sign long-time point guard Tony Parker.

Parker is a free agent this summer and it remains to be seen if the Spurs will keep him after 17 seasons of service.

Parker was asked about his future in the NBA and with San Antonio with RMC Sports and said he's hoping to stay with the Spurs. In addition, he did say he is open to any offers the team makes, but is also willing to join a new team should San Antonio pass on re-signing him.

"It is not yet sure that I'll stay with the Spurs. I am open to all proposals, I would like to have my entire career in San Antonio.
The sport is a business and we will have to make choices. I had 17 years with the Spurs, I would always be nostalgic but this is not the end of the world if I change my club. I figure two to three years more, if I go somewhere else, I'm 50-50. I do not see myself outside basketball yet I want to stay three more years to do the 20 seasons."

Last season, Parker saw Dejounte Murray move into the starting point guard spot and humbly took a role off the bench as Murray's backup.

He saw action in 55 games, averaging 7.7 points, 3.6 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 19.5 minutes for San Antonio last season. This includes a season-high 23 points versus Memphis.

He came back from a horrible leg injury during the 2017 playoff series versus Houston in record time and joined the team later in the 2017-18 season.

Parker was selected by San Antonio in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft, 28th overall pick, and helped the Spurs win four NBA titles. In 2007 he was named the NBA Finals MVP after the Spurs swept LeBron James and the Cavs.

The Spurs will have to weigh their options on Parker this offseason.

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